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{Dairy-Free or Not} Mexican Hot Chocolate – With Spice!

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Highlighting Spices: Cinnamon & Chipotle pepper


Chocolate Caliente {Mexican Hot Chocolate, with a kick}

Last weekend I had the kitchen all to myself. Mr. Wonderful was out of town and I had the whole day to get the kitchen messy and no one to stare me down about it ;-). Don’t get me wrong, I was a little sad that he wasn’t there to share this delicious treat with me. That Saturday morning was cold and dreary and the only thing that made it better was this Mexican hot chocolate, which I adapted to my dietary needs and made Dairy-Free! I’m not a vegan or anything I just don’t drink regular milk anymore, and since this traditional drink calls for milk, I used almond instead. Feel free to use any milk that suits your fancy, it won’t matter as long as the milk is unsweetened. This weather makes me want to crawl up under a blanket and watch old movies all day while sipping on some chocolate con leche caliente… mmmmm Read the rest of this entry


Cinco de Mayo {RECIPE} Mint and Ginger Margarita

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Cinco de Mayo {RECIPE} Mint and Ginger Margarita

Five facts that will make you sound smart on Cinco de Mayo while you enjoy a cold Mint & Ginger Margarita.

Now of course you already know that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day right? Of course you do, because you’re a well-read, cultured individual. You also know that Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that marks something that involves a French takeover, the 1800’s and Napoleon Bonaparte. It’s kind of a complicated story, and since this is a food blog I’ll keep the history lesson short—ooops! Sorry Napoleon…


1. Cinco de Mayo is a real holiday. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday, officially named “Día de la Batalla de Puebla”, or in the U.S. “Day to drink too many margaritas”. Read the rest of this entry

Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon – Breakfast in a Cup!

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon – Breakfast in a Cup!

Highlighting Flavor: Cinnamon 

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 1

This smoothie will get your day started right and it’s perfect for those busy mornings when you rush out the door. Just chop, blend, pour and go!


Strawberry Banana Smoothie with Cinnamon – Breakfast in a Cup!

Drink Your Breakfast!

Long ago, well not THAT long ago, I was that scrawny kid who couldn’t get up in time to eat breakfast before school. At that time, my dad who was in charge of breakfast, would make us smoothies. I think he made them to help get us out the door faster and I always appreciated his thoughtful concoctions of fresh fruit, yogurt and milk. My only quarrel was when he would put a raw egg in the smoothie, which still gives me a gag reflex just thinking about it… Still, the guy meant well, he made sure we got our vitamins, minerals, protein and carbs all in one smooth drink that we could take to school without complaint. Keep reading…